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NAVDEX 2023: Rafael showcases maritime UAS defence with Typhoon RWS

20th February 2023 - 06:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in Abu Dhabi


In December 2022, an Asian navy ordered the Typhoon Mk30-C system. (Photo: Rafael)

The Israeli defence company has improved its Typhoon RWS with the ability to defeat small and medium UAS.

At NAVDEX 2023, Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is showcasing enhancements to its Typhoon remote weapon station designed to help defeat swarming attacks from UAS and surface vessels.

Speaking to Shephard, the head of Rafael's Naval Warfare Systems Directorate VP Ran Tavor said the company had spotted an operational gap for defending against swarms.

The upgraded Typhoon Mk30-C, counter-UAS, next generation Naval Remote Weapon Station (NRWS), being offered as an option to existing customers, sees the weapon changed from a 25mm gun to a 30mm one, allowing it to fire airburst ammunition.

Rafael has also sought to make the

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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